Berkshire attractions and destinations honoured as best in South East to visit this Bank Holiday weekend


A number of Berkshire destinations have been hailed as part of a regional awards ceremony. Three attractions in the county won at the Beautiful South tourism awards.

The ceremony celebrated the best in tourism across the South of England, and was held at the Grand Hotel in Brighton on Monday, April 25. Attractions in Bracknell, Hurley and Riseley were among those to pick up gongs on the night.

More than 200 businesses were nominated for awards across 21 categories, including wedding venue of the year and experience and event of the year. The latter category was one of a handful that saw Berkshire businesses celebrating.

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Go Ape in Bracknell took home a silver award for the category, which was one of four that Berkshire attractions came out with a gong. Hurley House Hotel also picked up silver in the business events venue of the year category.

Go Ape, Bracknell celebrates at the Beautiful South tourism awards

Hurley House Hotel also took silver award for small serviced accommodation provider of the year. A fourth silver gong was handed to Wellington Country Park in Riseley for the large visitor attraction of the year category.

Fran Downton, the Chief Executive of Tourism South East, congratulated the finalists, saying: “Achieving excellence is not easy, particularly in these past years. The strength of our winners is testament to the incredible standards and unwavering quality of these exceptional businesses, despite the challenges.

“I was blown away by the quality, positivity, and innovation of the tourism businesses we have across the South East. I am extremely grateful to the sponsors and voluntary judges who make the Awards possible.

“Thank you also to my co-host and headline sponsor, Andrew Mosley from the Grand Brighton. We look forward to celebrating with our winners and working alongside them as they lead the way throughout this coming year.”

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